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a) *J. H. GAMRRELL, R. D.GAMRRELL, I Editors. Editorial Correspondent, TITOS. DABNEY MARSHALL. CLINTON. MISS. Saturday, Sr/>hmUr'2(t, 18S5 BRIEFS, "Turn the rascals out!" Meridian needs new boards. The effect of the great law-breaking traf lic : Perjurers in oflioe ! If the Devil is the father of lies, is not the liquor traffic the brother of perjurv? The Prohibition Convention of Pennsylva nia was called to order with fully one thous and in attendance. A good many nominations have been made for the Legislature, and they are nearly all good men. We are still opposed to jierjurv in the members of our hoards. Punish the j**r jurors according to law. The New York Voice says the Prohibi tion papers of New York arc going to have to buy some Prohition roosters for the head of their columns. The Times-Deiuocrat has an article headed, "The Decay of Turkey." If thw article refers to that hoarding-house turkey* we say, let her decay ! We commend to our rentiers the utterance of Prof. Hopkins, " ton can't Iiojk* for any thing by the regulation of a trafiic when the trafiic itself regulates your means of regulation." It is about time for Meridian to get rid of some of her city officers. Watch those men who violated their oath of office to grant license. That £40, <»>0 was first heard of from Meridian. Jno. II. Anderson thinks that asinine stupidity and pomposity is the great defect of the Mississippi Press. What conhl you exjieet, Bro. Anderson: as a rule the editors are too old to be frisky like you. We ho|»e the friends of Prohibition and good government will take steps to prosecute those who wilfully violated their oathes of office in order to grant Mike Jones' license. Put the cold steel of the law to them. Rev'd L. E. Hall left Shubuta last Sun day night to attend the Temperance Centen ial at Philadelphia, Penn. We wish hi a pleasant a profitable trip, ami shall ex pect him to give us an account of himself while on the tiip. The law says that a man must have a majority of voters to sign hi. petition be fore license can be granted. The Board' Aldermen and the Board of Common Con eil of Meridian say not;—all the same they swore when taking office to enforce the laws—why the discrepancy. One thousand dollars was raised on tiie floor of the Pennsylvania Prohibition Con vention, and Hon. Henry If. Faxon gave an additional one hundred. Temperrnce and Prohibition movements need money as well as other movements, and it is the surest test a man's fidelity to the cause to ask for campaign money. That the money was forthcoming proves tiiat Pennsylvania Prohibitionists are in earnest. of J. L. Met 'nil u ni lia* quit tin* Missis s pjii press. We shall miss the colonel. No man in Mississippi could heat him at some t iir.gs—no man could write like him. There was a well-rounded pomposity in his dic tion that was unimituhlc, and now lie has Alas! gone to the Indians on our frontier, hut he will make good diplomat. Tal leyrande said, words were meant to conceal thoughts, and if Col. McC'allum will only continue in his recent style, Unde Sam will n *ver have to go hack on what he says. Mississippi College opened Wednesday with 111 students. The outlook is most An unusual number of old and a good many new faces It is as fine a set of young men as any College can show. Institute also opened well, had a chance to see the young ladies ourself, but of course they are the prettiest, nicest, most fascinating and attractive in the State, for— encouraging, boys are hack are seen. Central Female We haven't as the see is a but long "Tims lias it been, thus shall it ever be." The Republican party of New York, af ter patting the the temperance element the huek by proposing to nominate Judge Noah Davis, one of the purest and liest in the party, have thrown him overboard a id n< mmated Ira M. Davenport, whisky men came out in print and declared that Noah Davis was objectionable to the liquor men, and that that party that nated him would loose their support ; and the 'Publican's party said—what? Well, it didn't say much, and it did't nominate Judge Davis; it just dropjied on its knees at the crack of the slum lash. The Voice was right when it predicted that Davis would be defeated, and it is right again whet advises all temperance men to get out of the Republican party. 'The State Ledger is usually fair on the liquor question, but now and then it falls of! a little. Bro. Henry has an editorial in Friday's iseue headed "Ministers Differ," re ferring to the discussion between Drs. Graves and Black, of Meridian, in which he does not fairly represent both sides. He states the sophistry of Dr. Graves, not in all its ful ness, hut takes the better part of jit, and Dr. Black's able refutation lie does not touch. Bro. Henry also gives to his readers the misrepresentation of Dr. Graves, in referring to men who frequent saloons. Dr. Bozeman expressed no such opinion in his sermon at the courthouse, as Dr. Graves intimates, and if Bro. Henry had read the discission, like an editor should read anything before he undertakes to write on it, he would have seen the unfairness of quoting only one side ol the question. If he did read both sides we are sorry that he has so far forgot him self as to he unfair in his presentation of it.. It is not like Bro. Henry. on men The noun 1; M'OMEN AND THE PROHIBITION MOVEMENT. Senator Coke, of Texas, Hays "Prohibition is the mania of women who think babies a . ! nuisance."—Vicksburg Herald. Such are the utterances of a man who is regarded as a standard-bearer of the Democratic party • in Texas ; and such are the utterances that are seized upon with avidity by such pa pers as the Herald, and flaunted in their columns to insult all those who favor the closing of the great demor alizing agents of the State. To say that Senator Coke knew that the above was false when he said it is to put it as mildly as to say that Tom Ochiltree's mantle had fallen on him. And whatever qualms of con science (?) the editor of the Herald may have had in giving it his en dorsement. are easily quieted by the application of finances or beer. He will do to go with that other editor who designated the home-loving wo men of Meridian as "clamoroa strong-minded women." Rut our object is not to call atten tion to the scurrility of such sheets, but to say a little about the general objections to the Women's Christian Temperance Union, which is the or ganization through which women prosecute the work under censure. At the Convention at Meridian one only had to talk to the men sit ting around the Courthouse and public squares, to hear one objection alter another. One man had one objection, another another. One man objected to the organization be cause he was afraid it would injure the church—that women would put it above the church of Christ as a moral agency—he did not think it ought to have anything about Chris tian in it. When we asked him what church he belonged to, he said : "I don't belong to any ; 1 ain't got much use for 'em. Another wanted to know who "is going to take care of the children when these women are a-cavortin' around." It didn't occur to that man to ask who "is going to take a) care of the women and children" when men spend their time and money in the saloons of Meridian and other places ? Oh, no I that isn't what distresses him. that that inhuman mother should desert her sixteen-year-old son, and leave her six-year-old baby in charge of her eighteen-year-old daughter for two whole days, is horrible ! hor rible !—and what for? to come to a convention to plan means and ways to keep the shadow of the rum shop from her hearthstone ; to save that boy, if possible, from being a poor drunken brute—to save that daugh ter from the bitter sorrow and black to of of a it is The idea of disgrace of being a drunkard's wife —to save herself from the misery of drunkard's mother—for being these slight causes she deserts home and children for two whole day» to attend a convention of women Î Oh, the horror of it! Women every year—thousands and hundreds of thousands of them—go to watering places, fashionable centres, to the seaside, to Europe, and other places, and stay there throughout the sum mer; thousands spend their time in frivolous gaiety, but let fifty women meet to concert measures of safety for home, and the horror of leaving that home for two whole days is at once apparent to the average beer boodler. And then the horrible immodesty of women who would read essays and papers on the work of the W. C. T. U.—appearing in public—is so shocking to the sensitive nerves of those fastidious men who sit around the corners in the day-time and fre quent low variety theatres at night! Oh, the disgrace ! the shame ot see ing our women thus "casting behind them their home influence and read ing in public !" Another man told us that he thought they had better saved the money they spent to come to Meri dian and spent it on the children, if they are so much interested in them. Listen ! The saloons tax Mississippi directly fifteen million dollars a year ; in lost and non-productive ibor fully as much more; in crimi nal proceedings fully twice as much as the tax paid by it amounts to. The W. C. T. U. Convention in all did not cost over 8300—including the highest probable cost of printing the proceedings. When it comes to, such objections, contrast figures— comment is unnecessary. We have only time for one more objection : "The W. C. T. U. is un necessary." man exercise her home influence; that is all that is necessary." Let's see : the hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world," is a very pleasant saying—its prime object is to compliment the ladies, but it is not so, not a bit of it. As long as that little boy is in dresses, I joices 1; of and the and ing ures we Yes, let wo It is? U he is his raothev's hoy, and if she could keep him there, of course she could rule him, hut when he grows up and goes down to the office he notices that papa don't do lik« mama tells Mm to do, and papa's friends drink, smoke, and—well it will do for women to teach that way, but he is going to act like the men do. If wo men could keep the world in a cra dle, it might work on the old fogy way, but not otherwise—it never has worked. We read a few weeks ago of a young man who was everything his mother could desire—who had no vicious habits—who was never known to take a drink—who was shot down and killed while passing a saloon on his way to business by those fighting within. What was the matter ? His training had not been neglected—he had not departed from the counsels of his mother—he was her joy and pride, yet he was sacrificed to this Moloch. The fact is, and women are finding it o.'t, their influence must reach out as f.*r as the evil it is to eradi cate extends. The members of the Women's Christian Temperance Un ion, abate not one jot or tittle of home influence—while they will carry on the war against saloons ag gressively. Rome was never freed from the dread of Carthagenian in vasion till Scipio, acting on the only sensible plan, carried the war into Africa; and in carrying on this op position to the saloons, the W. C. T. U. will have the support of every honorable, unprejudiced man in Mis sissippi. A PEN-PICTURE THAT TALKS. The appetite for strong drink in man has spoiled the life of more wo men—ruined more hopes for them, brought to them more sorrow, shame and hardship—than any other evil that lives. The country numbers ten, nay hundreds, of thousands of women who are widows to-day, and sit in the hopeless weeds, because their husbands have been slain by strong drink. There are hundreds of thousands ol homes scattered ever the land, in which they live lives of torture, going through all the changes of suffering that lie between the extremes of fear and despair, because those whom they love love wine better than they do the women they have sworn to love. There are women by thousands who dread *to hear at the door the step that once thrilled with pleasure, because that step lias learned to reel under the influence of the seductive poison. There are women groaning with pain while we write these words, from bruises and brutalities inflicted by husbands made mad by drink. There can be no exaggeration in any statement in regard to this matter, because no human imagination can create anything worse than the truth, and no pen is capable of por traying the truth. The sorrows and horrors of a wife with a drunken husband, or a mother with a drunk en son, are as near the realization of hell as can be reached in this world at least. The shame, the indigna tion, the sorrow and jhe sense of disgrace for herself and her children; the poverty, and not unfrequently the beggary, the fear and the fact of violence, the lingering, lite-long struggle and despair of countless women with drunken husbands, are enough to make all women curse wine and engage unitedly to oppose it everywhere as the worst enemy of their sex.—Dr. Holland. It is only necessary to read the sketch of the National W. C. T. IT. on the first page, and to look at the work of the W. C. T. U. in Missis sippi to see that they are opposing it and that unitedly—no artificial barrier of society separate the work ers—no ecclesiastical faith or secta rian differences impede the action ot this organization as it prosecutes the work of protecting the homes of the land. It is time lor the heart-aches and heart-breaks to cease. It is time that young hopes should have their full fruition. It is time that those whose lives are now made bit ter by this matchless curse should see the end ot their journey through weary lands and desert places. It is time for all this to cease, and it shall cease. The women are oppos ing it and the women must succeed. in it in the or that ern AND IN them fore joices in the truth. Rev. W. C. Black anil the Swoitn and Shield are making it particularly hot and uncomfortable for Rev. Z. B. Graves, a Presbyterian preacher of Meridian, who is trying to carry whisky on one shoulder and Prohibition on the other. He deserves it.—Brookhaven Leader. We intend to make it hotter than that for those members of the boards of Meridian who violated the laws, and consequently their oaths, by granting license. A spade has al ways been a spade with us, and not simply "an instrument with which the son of Erin upturns the soil, and if we use plain terms in speak ing of disgraceful and criminal meas ures of those opposed to Prohibition we will always be ready to sustain charges. We have considerable charity, but it is the kind that re if THE POSSIBLE AN1> PROBABLE ' INFLUENCE OF WOMEN ON Y PARTY POLITICS. r A 1 As has been said in other articles in this paper, the party or candidate that does not reckon the women among the factors of the political and social problem is likely to be far wrong in their calculation. During the last two decades the scope of woman's warks and influence has broadened very greatly. This is a recognized facfc!in the 'commercial world ; is it so in the realm of poli tics? Merchants already are acting upon the changed conditions, are the politicians displaying similar fore cast and adoptiveness ? When cus tom allows woman to make her own living as clerks, type-writers, doctors and lawyers and school teach ers and public lecturers, and when the women so doing forfeit neither their respectability nor chance of marriage, when the laws place wo men on a masculine footing in regard to personal real property, when the Universities educate the young wo men and young«nen side by side in the same classes and when the femi nine record is not one whit behind the masculine even in what are deemed purely masculine studies ; when we find women furnishing their pro rata of first class magazines the time is not far distant when their influence in the politico-social problem must be felt. The in dex finger of the century points to near approach of the time when Tennyson's prophesy ot Everywhere Two heads in council, two beside the hearth, Two in the tangled business of the world, Two ÎH the liberal offices of life, Two plummets dropt for one to sound the abyss Of science and the secrets of the mind will be something more than a poet's fanciful dreamings. These being the facts of this question, the meeting of the W. C. T. U. Oonven tion in Meridian is of more political significance than would at first ap pear to the hasty observer. This Woman's Christian Temperance Un ion has been established in Missis sippi bat two yeais. The first year nothing was done. A convention was called last year, but no delegates attended. This present year, under the State presidency of Mrs. Erwin and through the lecture-touring of Mrs. Wells, more than forty local Unions have been organized, and hardly a week goes by without see ing still another spring into exist ence. There were about 36 dele gates at Meridian and the state of mind in which many of them came to this Convention was in maiked contrast to that with which they de parted. They came ignorant of tem perance matters, timid and unself reliant. They went away full of knowledge, encouraged and deter mined. They listened with pro foundest attention to everything that could enlighten them on the subject of their work. Nearly all ot them went away w ith a pile of National Temperance Society publicatiohs un der their arms. Most of them said they were determined to study up these books in order to be able to meet all anti-prohibitory arguments. If they give proper attention to these publications, they will be more than a match for any rash whiskyite that challenges them to argument, for there is no argument that these books don't meet, from the familiar clap-trap cry of "Prohibition don't prohibit," up to "the personal liberty and unconstitutional plea." When women become thoroughly informed on this great subject of temperance, parties bad better look out. Want ing no office and hence unafraid ot party lash, having no ballot and hence having no party fealty to cher ish, no old association to break from, they will give their influence for the men that support their meas ures and it is no doubt that the wo men's influence will be felt as much in the management of the State as it is in that of the household. Another thing about these ladies in this movement is their rare per sonnel. Man after man in Meridian expressed his wonder at their busi ness-like manner of managing, and their very able and apt papers on the phases of the temperance cause. These women are going to ask a Democratic legislature for a local option law and the hygiene text book law. Will the party heed them ? Will % it, like commercial men, adapt itself to the inevitable, or is it too moss backed and whisky saturated and liquor-dominated for that ? If they don't listen to these women's pleading, perhaps the Mis sissippi Democracy may, like North ern Republicans, be wanting to burn somebody in effigy. For the Tem perance HKFORM HAS COME TO STAY AND THE PEOPLE OF MISSISSIPPI ARE GOING TO HAVE PROHIBITION EITHER IN THE PARTY OR OUT OF IT. WitH them God and God's cause stand be fore party or personal interest ! Thos. Dabney Marshall. THE MERIDIAN CONTEST. M. R. Jones' petition was passed by the common Council of Meridian a few nights ago by a majority of one voter. In passing the petition and granting license the board over-rode the law at every point. Messrs. Hardy & Miller represented the Prohibitionists. The first point was on filing the petition, and was decided against the Prohibitionists by a vote of three to Then came the question two. whether the signatures obtained on a former petition were available on the present one. The city attorneys decided not. Going over the peti tion resulted in dropping of all names except 551. The board then fixed upon eleven hundred as the basis of the vote of Meridian by a vote of three to two. The members were then sworn ; none knew the exact vote ot the town—one guessed at it ; another proposed to acquiesce in the matter because the board had so decided ; another proposed to do as the board had said, though he thought the board wrong. These were the three whose votes had fixed the basis at eleven hundred. Just here it may be remarked that the registration books show over 1700 names, though some have died and some have moved away. Rut, nev ertheless, that registration stands till it is disproved. The other two members, who voted "no," to fixing the vote at eleven hundred, said they thought the vote about 1200 or 1300. No one of the board had ever checked off the registration book to see how many real voters there were in Me ridian. Mr. Mike Jones then stated that he had to cut out about thirty names from his old petition book. This made another ground for complaint. Mr. Jone» would not « fate how many name » he himself signed to hi » petition, and the board decided by the cus tomaro vote of three to two that he could not be made to criminate him »elf. This case will be taken up by Me ridian Prohibitionists and carried through the courts on the grounds that the vote ot Meridian largely ex ceeded 1100, and consequently 551 is not a majority—that Mr. Jones transcribed about half of. those five hundred and fitty-one names from the old petition, which was ille gal — that thirty names were cut out of another book and pasted in the new petition, and on other irregular ities and fraudulent practices. A significant straw was that, that when the "bill of exceptions" was read to and corrected by those mem bers of the board who voted to grant the license, and they had acknowl edged it correct they relused to order it officially signed by the President of the board. "Turn the rascals out Married in Clinton at the residence of Rev'd J. A. Snyder, Miss Ella Magee and Dr. J. M. Barrier, of Anding Sta tion. Rev'd J. A. Snyder (the brides step-father) officiating. Dr. Barrier is better known to his old College mates as "Marion or "Old Barrier." All will join in wishing Marion joy in his new re lation. The S. k S. offers its con gratulations to the young couple and returns thanks to Mrs. Snyder for the nice wedding cake. The Republican party of New York, after getting itself together, uttered a feeble little howl about the full ballot and fair count in the South. If we outvote the negroes in the South they intend to reduce our electoral votes. Ta ta ! better look to their home affairs, and ex plain why some Prohibition votes were not counted last fall. If a ne gro Republican in New York were to vote the Prohibition ticket, would he not forfeit the right to have his ballot counted by going against the party which guarantees (?) him the freedom of ballot, if not, how do white men forfeit that right? One of our articles recently gave offense to some, and another this week may give offense. We wish to locate the responsibility. Mr. J. H. Gambrell will only be responsible for his own articles and they will hereafter be marked with a *. tra 30 ees last the Now is the time. There are only eighty-four cents in a silver dollar and you can now get a 82.00 paper tor 81.68 by sending two silver dol lars to the Sword and Shield. Three hundred and twenty-five students have matriculated at the & M. College—enough to fill the dormitories. Tho Kosciusko Star is just now dealing in Land. HIGH LICENSE. High license is working well where il has been tried. It reduces tuxes and inipioves morals at the same time—two great things— the like of which is seldom accomplished at a single stroke.—Pittsburg Times. Such utterances are given to the public by the public by the papers that denounce Prohibition as wrong. Then the opinion is expressed that high license is next to Prohibition, and virtually does what Prohibition proposes to do. Let's see ; Prohibi tion is wrong, and high license is right. High license virtually does what Prohibition intends to accom plish, yet high license is right, low license—but if we go further into such a line of argument we'll get mixed. the the the to on on all the a The Hinds County Comet, the wit tiest paper in the State, has this to say about Mr. Marshall's candidacy : The Sword and Shield states that Mr. T. D. Marshall, of Edwards, will be a candidate tor clerk of the next house. He is a young man of bril liant intellect, and would creditably fill almost any position. the do he the till at No he Gov. Hill, of New York, was nom inated by an overwhelming majority last night (Sept. 25) by the Demo cratic convention. This makes the third State in which the Democrats nominated the present incumbent, the other two being Mississippi and Ohio. Davenport, the Republican nomi nee tor Governor of New York, is said to be a very medium man, and one of little prominence, but he was nominated over Judge Davis, a man ot considerable reputation and ac knowledged abilities. Why? The Republican party of New York refused to make any reference to tne liquor question, but it put up the man for Governor that pleased the slums. We had expected to T give our read ers Mrs. Ross's address this week, also Mrs. Erwin's report, but have failed to receive them. The silver dollar will agitate the next Congress ; reason, too many of them. It is also agitating us, but for a different reason. 8am Jones' house at Cartersville, Ga., has been blown up by dynamite, so said. to to a Senator Mahone o.i the Warpath. Petersburg, Va., Sept., 12.— Senator Win. Mahone came down town this afternoon, armed with a whip, and in search of certain young gentlemen, who, it is said, had led his son Butler astray. He found his son in the company of Messrs. Thomas Hunter and Alexander Don nan. The Senator at once walked into the midst of the group, produced his whip and insulted both Messrs. Hunter and Donnan. Mr. Donnan resented the insult, and producing his penknife, caught the senator by the beard and was about to return the assault, when the parties were separated. The Senator had a nar row escape. His exploit is generally condemned. After next week, this Official Organ of Truth, will discard its priv ileged epidermis, or unnatural exter nal membranous covering, its polyhe dral cutaneous areolar tissue, as it were, familiarly called its patent out side. And then the whole of this great journalistic diamond, come sparkling, flashing, gleaming and glittering from this office, strict ly home made. We do this, not because any cool ness has sprung up between ourself and the patent outside principles, but because our circulation has so increased as to make it cheaper. But even in our separation, we are the friend of the patent outside theory, and we propose to stand by it on all occasions. But the paper we shall hereafter print will surpass in magnitude and grandeur any paper that was ever before turned loose in America. Its mission on earth will be to elevate the whole human race—and to ele vate particularly high the man who don't pay for his paper—to drive the blind giant of ignorance from the land and lighten it up with wisdom from on high.—Utica Comet. will or you not the ing A New York murderer named Smith was so confident of acquittal that he refused to plead guilty to an inferior grade of homicide. Forty nine of the first 50 talesmen swore when summoned that they had con scientious scruples against capital punishment. An extra panel of 100 was summoned, but only 50 talesmen appeared, from whom five were sifted who had no scruples against hanging; the 50delinquents were fined 8150 each. Then an ex tra 50 were subpoenaed, 20 of whom were fined 8250 each ; the remaining 30 yielded two jurors. Still another panel of 50 was drawn ; 14 absent ees were fined 8250 each, and the last four jurors were obtained. Smith was found guilty of murder in the first degree and will be hanged. a grew mick down in badly saloon When a floor, with I WANT A GOOD PRINTER—ONE THAT R. J). Gambrell. don't drink. Civii and Social Equality. has at the that is low into get George Cable's second paper on the negro has won him small favor from either section, North or South. He seems to have secured the ad verse criticism, both of those who believe in social equality andot those who think the discussion of this problem a waste of time, and would leave it to time and the Southern people to settle, and not try to-hasten by doubtful legal methods its solu tion. The Charleston News and Courier shows very clearly that while Cable tries to draw a distinction between social and civil equality, the two, as understood by him, naturally and inevitably run into each other, and that his plea for the freedmen, if successful, would lead to social equality. It is true he disclaims this, but as the News and Courier declares, in spite of his disclaimer, we must, bear in mind always the probable consequences of what he advises, whether they are or are not what he desires. While those Southern papers who have noticed this matter directly and emphatically repudiate even the modified doctrine of civil or social equality that Mr. Cable proposes in his late article, the Republican pa pers have turned on him fiercely and aggressively. The Philadelphia Press is very severe, declaring it "a pity that there is no other spokes man for the negro than Mr. Cable "that he is prosy and hazy to an ex asperating degree,'' and that "he has not his ideas clearly and sharply set before himself, and hence fails to present them to the reader. - ' It treats his views as Bourbon and antagonistic to the negro, and winds up by advising him to turn his atten tion to the convict question, and "he will find that the social rights of the negrbes can take care of themselves." Mr. Cable has evidently got him self between two schools ; he is repu diated on all sides, and his views represent only his own individual ideas on this subject, This discovery is probably the reason why "The Si lent South" has received so little notice, whereas "The Freedman's Case in Equity" was generally de nounced by the Southern press- more probably because Cable sought to speak for "us of the South" than Irom any other cause.—Times-Dem ocrat. wit to : will the and is and was ac up A Hint for the Girl». the of but Many a girl is rude in a little mutter more from thoughtlessness than anything else, like the two mentioned in this incident: "Cecelia, let us try the piano while we are waiting for Nellie to appear. "Why, no, Tillie, I do not like to. What would Nellie's mother think of us?" "She wouldn't care. Why should she? The piano's here to be play ed upon, isn't it?" "Yes, after we have been invited.' "O Cecelia, you are too particu lar! I always sit down and play if 1 have to wait for anybody." "But suppose somebody in the house is sick, Tillie, or lying down," persevered Cecelia, vously. TLÎ8 was an argument which ap pealed to Tillie's good nature, and she desisted with a half-smiling, half-vexed, "Well, I presume you do not object to my examining this album ?" Cecelia smiled, and with a dep recating, "O Tillie," open, d a bound copy of the Aldine for her own inspection. In a few moments Nellie entered the room, and in the course of the call invited both her young friends to "perform," which they did, much to the satisfaction of the three. A peculiar smile passed between Tillie and Cecelia a day or two after when their teacher, in giving them a few rules of common etiquette, said : a his by ner it "Fourth: Never play on a piano or other musical instrument until you have been invited to do so by your host or hostess;" but when Miss Agar reached "Seventh : After ringingthe door-bell, it is ill-bred not to wait a reasonable time for the bell to beanswored before ring ing again," both looked down, ashamed, for both recollocted trans gressions of that law cf politeness which they resolved not to infringe again.—Examiner. Fatal Affray at a Christening. Cincinnati, Sept. 20.—There was a christening in a Carryville saloon to-night, the participants in which grew boisterous. Shortly after mid night, an old lady named Mrs. Cor mick living above the saloon, came down to quiet the crowd. She was attocked by the roughs and her col larbone broken. A young man named Pat Williams, who interfered in her behalf, was thrown out and badly hurt. The proprietor ol the saloon then turned out the gas. When it was relit Herman Reimar, a young man, was found dead on the floor, his skull having been crushed with a piece ot lead pipe. It is not mown who committed the murder.